Hebrew names popular among locals

TOP NAMES OF 2013: Kristy Ellis with her daughter Rafferty Rose who was born in January 2013. Rose was the most popular middle name for girls announced in Port Lincoln Times last year.
TOP NAMES OF 2013: Kristy Ellis with her daughter Rafferty Rose who was born in January 2013. Rose was the most popular middle name for girls announced in Port Lincoln Times last year.
TOP NAMES OF 2013: Kristy Ellis with her daughter Rafferty Rose who was born in January 2013. Rose was the most popular middle name for girls announced in Port Lincoln Times last year.

TOP NAMES OF 2013: Kristy Ellis with her daughter Rafferty Rose who was born in January 2013. Rose was the most popular middle name for girls announced in Port Lincoln Times last year.

TRADITIONAL Hebrew names were among the most popular for babies born in Port Lincoln during 2013.

Of the 121 births announced in the Port Lincoln Times, there were three called Noah, which means "rest and peace".

Also given to three babies was the Hebrew name Levi, which means "attached".

Sharing the top spot for boys was Hunter.

For the girls, two Ella Michelles came into the world, as did two Olives and two Milas.

Names that may have been inspired by celebrities included Miley and Rhianna.

There were popular middle names - six baby girls were given Rose as a second name and four received Grace.

Three boys were given William and three received James as middle names.

Nine babies were bestowed with two or more middle names.

Some of the more unique names included Rafferty, Odyn, Tahj, Zipporah and Peyton.

Kristy Ellis's daughter Rafferty Rose was born in January and kicked off a popular trend as the first of six baby girls for the year to be given the middle name Rose.

Miss Ellis said the inspiration came from a friend who's middle name is Rose, and it is also a family name.

Her daughter's first name, Rafferty, is Celtic in origin and Miss Ellis said she had heard of it as a boy's name but liked it for a girl.